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Jan 6, 2017

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Emily S

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Door-to-door service, never having to wait outside, GPS tracking: Seniors get on Uber

Frances Pliskin had to stop driving over the summer. But Pliskin, 90, still needed to get to and from her weekly hairdresser appointments and bridge group, monthly dinner date at the Westin Club, and to visit with friends.  "I have a balance problem and I use a walker, and my doctor felt it was in...

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Dec 9, 2016

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Emily S

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Surgeon Says Apps May Turn Organ Donation Support Into ‘Concrete Action’

Users of Tinder, the popular online dating app, usually swipe right on their mobile screens to gain a potential match. Come September, the same action might allow them to save lives by registering to be an organ donor.

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Nov 16, 2016

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Christina

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HeartMob’s Volunteers Crack the Trollish Eggs of Twitter

JULIE LALONDE KNOWS all too well what it’s like to be harassed on social media.Lalonde is an Ottawa-based women’s rights activist intimately familiar with the deluge of abuse a single tweet can trigger.

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Nov 15, 2016

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Emily S

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Women’s Health Apps Are Big Business

The startup world can be a boys’ club. Not only are women underrepresented as employees at technology companies and startups, but the tech itself seem to ignore the needs of women, too.

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Oct 14, 2016

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Christina

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Head-to-head comparison reveals human physicians vastly outperform virtual ones

Increasingly powerful computers using ever-more sophisticated programs are challenging human supremacy in areas as diverse as playing chess and making emotionally compelling music. But can digital diagnosticians match, or even outperform, human physicians?  The answer, according to a new study led...

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Aug 29, 2016

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Emily S

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Why every clinical trial should have an app for participants

We are well into the era of the engaged consumer. By now, many companies have recognized that traditional selling tactics like advertising and discounting only take them so far. Consumers want deeper connections, and companies ranging from Amazon and Apple to Spotify and Zappos have been happy to...

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Aug 18, 2016

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Christina

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The Best New Way to Read? Novels Told Through Text Messages

BRIANNA HOWARTH IS a 22-year-old who writes stories that vibrate with eerie tension. In one, a babysitter suddenly discovers that the children she’s sitting have vanished; in another, several teenagers break into their school to pull a late-night prank, only to find something seems to be hunting...

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Elder care on-demand: why tech is setting its sights on your parents

When Alan’s wife, Toby, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s four years ago, the retired geophysicist turned to a not-for-profit in Palo Alto, California – called Avenidas Village – for guidance. Through Avenidas, Alan learned about several online platforms that connect individuals who need home care...

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Jul 19, 2016

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Deirdre

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An App to Deconstruct Your Food

Ever wondered how long you’d have to swim to burn off the calories in an organic peanut butter cup? Or how far the strawberries or burger on your plate traveled to get there?

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Jul 13, 2016

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Emily S

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Uber, tech company team up to get patients to appointments

A Nashville health care technology company is teaming with Uber to offer patients the chance to schedule a ride to the doctor's office as a way to reduce the number of no-show appointments.

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